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Staff Accountant
JO-1912-6765
Seattle
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Slalom is a purpose-driven consulting firm that helps companies solve business problems and build for the future, with solutions spanning business advisory, customer experience, technology, and analytics. We partner with companies to push the boundaries of what’s possible—together.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Slalom has organically grown to over 8,000 employees. We are named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and are regularly recognized by our employees as a best place to work. You can find us across the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia.

Job Title:

Staff Accountant

The Staff Accountant on the Compensation Accounting team will be responsible for performing month-end and annual closing and financial reporting duties, including accruals, adjustments, reconciliations, variance explanations, and documentation. The Staff Accountant must be highly detailed, results-driven, and have a great understanding of accounting principles, accounting systems, analytical functions, and monthly close processes. In addition, strong proficiency in Excel is required, including pivot tables, financial analysis, and V-lookups, among others.

We are Slalom Accounting:

  • We dig in. Every number tells a story, and we thrive on taking a deeper dive. We are not afraid of the details.
  • We go above and beyond. Going the extra mile for the internal clients that we support is our specialty.
  • We have fun. Accounting may not be inherently entertaining, but we do everything we can to make our work enjoyable.
  • We celebrate each other. Accomplishments and contributions are recognized often at fun events (food & drink included!).
  • We give back. Volunteering as a group allows us to give back to our community while strengthening our team bond.
  • We are the best of the best. We bring our A-game to everything we do.
  • You may be a candidate for this role if:
  • You are excited to get out of bed every day and see what you can tackle.
  • You are a self-starter with a creative energy and passion for problem solving.
  • You are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve tasks and processes.
  • You thrive while working independently but also enjoy being a part of a fun and supportive team.
  • You are a lifelong learner who is self-motivated and recognizes urgency in solving problems and completing critical work.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform General Ledger accounting tasks such as journal entry preparation, account analysis, and account reconciliation related to compensation
  • Assist in preparing and distributing bonus accrual reporting to internal users
  • Assist in analytical review of financial statements
  • Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data
  • Assist in audit preparation and requests
  • Play a role in driving continued process improvements, including working cross-functionally to create repeatable, consistent processes
  • Support team in meeting deadlines related to compensation and bonus tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 2+ years’ experience in General Ledger Accounting (or comparable public accounting experience)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality and discretion
  • Ability to respond to internal service needs efficiently and professionally
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Possesses a high level of spreadsheet and database competency
  • Ability to work with large amounts of data
  • Ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly and independently
  • Ability to think downstream and outside the box
  • Experience with Workday a plus
  • CPA and/or Public accounting experience preferred

Slalom is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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